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Technological innovations in the history of the U.S. Air Force

From the earliest days of flight, airmen strived to set or exceed new altitude, speed, and distance records. The USAF has fostered new technologies resulting in sometimes exponential improvements in these and other areas.

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U.S. Air Force celebrates 70th anniversary

U.S. military aviation has changed over the years — from bi-planes during World War I to the modern jet fighter aircraft — but one thing remains constant, the motivation and resiliency of U.S. Airmen to protect and defend their home. On Sept. 18, the U.S. Air Force will celebrate its 70th anniversary.

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Cassini spacecraft ends historic exploration of Saturn

A thrilling epoch in the exploration of our solar system came to a close today, as NASA's Cassini spacecraft made a fateful plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, ending its 13-year tour of the ringed planet.

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Supervised autonomy the goal in Army aviation, says major general

With all of the publicity surrounding autonomous cars in America, people might wonder if autonomous aircraft or unmanned aerial systems are to follow, particularly in the military.

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Defense, academia test systems for GPS denial

Navigating the globe was once done using the sun, moon and stars as reference, but modern times bring modern methods, and the majority of the world now relies on GPS for its navigation needs.


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VISTA gives TPS clearer view of new flight control system

Posted  October 21, 2016

Students at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed testing of an innovative aircraft control system that is intended to add a margin of safety to aviation.

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Around the Air Force: Oct. 18

Posted  October 21, 2016

On this look around the Air Force the secretary of the Air Force approves incentive pay for assignments to Turkey and the 480th Fighter Squadron is welcomed home.

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Lancaster, Calif. native serves aboard warship named after United States of America

Posted  October 21, 2016

A 2007 Lancaster High School Graduate and Lancaster, Calif., native is playing a key role in supporting the newest and largest amphibious warship in the Navy.

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NASA takes next step in green aviation X-planes plans

Posted  October 21, 2016

At the 39th meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization Oct. 6, 191 countries reached a global climate deal to reduce carbon emissions from aviation.

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Remembering, honoring first Americans to fight, die in World War I

Posted  October 21, 2016

Norman Prince’s tomb is steps away from that of President Woodrow Wilson in the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

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